Tony Maws

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Tony Maws (born in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American chef and restaurateur. Maws is the chef/owner of Craigie on Main (formerly called Craigie Street Bistrot) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the "chef/proprietor" of Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Somerville, Massachusetts.[1]

Early years[edit]

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in Psychology and uncertain what he wanted to do, Maws traveled to Europe for a year and upon returning to New England quickly got a job as a waiter in Martha's Vineyard. While working as a waiter Maws wrote to chefs around the U.S. and was hired by Chris Schlesinger to work at the original East Coast Grill.[2]

Craigie on Main[edit]

In 2003, Maws opened Craigie Street Bistrot in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is considered one of the top restaurants in Boston, winning several awards and recognitions.[2] In late 2008 Maws moved Craigie Street Bistrot to a larger venue on Main Street in Cambridge and added a bar.[3] He also renamed it Craigie on Main.


James Beard Award - Best Chef Northeast, May, 2011

James Beard Award Finalist - Best Chef Northeast, March, 2010

James Beard Award Finalist - Best Chef Northeast, March, 2009

“Best Chef,” Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2008

“Best New Chefs Hall of Fame,” Food & Wine Magazine, 2008

“Best Chef,” “Best French Restaurant” and “Best Pasta Dream Meal” (Gnocchi Parisienne), Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2006

“One of America’s 10 Best New Chefs” (Tony Maws), Food & Wine, 2005

Boston’s top rising chef” (Tony Maws), Stuff@Night, 2004

"Best up-and-coming chef,”Boston Magazine (Best of Boston), 2003 [4]


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  2. ^ a b "Tony Maws". March 2006. 
  3. ^ Clark, Lauren (January 20, 2009). "Craigie on Main - Best Boston bars". 
  4. ^ "Reviews and Awards".